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All Things Creative-Food Edition

by Jane Windham on July 29, 2014

Over 50 of the best recipes from the All Things Creative groupIt’s that time of month, readers, for the All Things Creative party! Ant this month it’s all about FOOD!

We’ve gathered our best and most popular recipes to share with you, and you’ll find them all in the links below.

All Things Creative groupBut before we get started, I wanted to introduce you to all the incredibly talented and great cooks in our group.  They are:

Domestically SpeakingA Little ClaireificationDebbiedoo’sThe DIY VillageCreative Cain CabinThe Happier HomemakerRedhead Can Decorate,

 On Sutton Place, me, and Tried & True.

As for me, I’m sharing my most popular, most pinned, and most visited recipes that I have.

Homemade Canned Spaghetti Sauce | Cottage at the Crossroads

First up is Homemade Canned Spaghetti Sauce. This recipe has been my most visited post EVER! I can’t tell you how many emails I’ve received from people who’ve made and canned this sauce. Since tomatoes are in season right now, you many want to make up a batch of this, even if you don’t want to can it. But it sure is good to open a jar of this in the wintertime!

homemade dill relish | Cottage at the CrossroadsNext up is my homemade dill relish which is really good on a hot dog or in potato or egg salad. I get lots of visits from people who are looking for a recipe for making their own. It’s so easy and a great way to use an abundance of cucumbers, if you garden.

Fresh Cucumber Salad Dressing | Cottage at the CrossroadsAre you looking for a salad dressing with a really fresh taste with no preservatives? Well, apparently a lot of other people are, too, because I get tons of traffic on my fresh cucumber salad dressing! You wouldn’t believe how good it tastes on a tossed salad!

Fried Green Tomatoes | Cottage at the CrossroadsYou can’t let tomato season slip by without making some fried green tomatoes with remoulade sauce! It’s the sauce that puts them over the top!

roasted cherry tomatoes | Cottage at the CrossroadsAnd last is my roasted balsamic cherry tomatoes, a great summer time dish that has been very popular with our family and readers alike.

So, let’s see what other recipes these ladies have cooked up for ya! Just click on any of the links below to find the recipes and make out your grocery list!


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How to Make Terracotta Pot Napkin Rings

July 27, 2014
terracotta pot napkin rings

I don’t know where I first saw these little terracotta pot napkin rings but when I did,  I thought they were so ME! So I bought a pack of these little mini (2 1/2 inch) terracotta pots when I spotted them at Hobby Lobby a few months ago. A pack of 6 of them was only […]

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Using Shutters to Decorate around a Flat Screen TV

July 25, 2014
Using shutters to decorate around a flat screen TV

I have solved a decorating dilemma around our house. We have a flat screen TV mounted above our mantel, and it has always perplexed me how I could decorate around it.  Recently I came upon the solution, and it works like MAGIC! Just use some wooden shutters to frame that big, ole black box! See […]

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25 Vegetable Garden Tips

July 21, 2014
25 gardening tips

Hello everyone! Are you as interested in growing your own food as much as Leo and I are? If you’ve been intending to start a garden and you need a little inspiration, here are 25 different types of gardens that I found on Hometalk. Included in this graphic are traditional row gardens, raised beds, and […]

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How to Control the Weeds in Your Vegetable Garden

July 20, 2014
weed-free vegetable garden

It’s the time of year when I start looking back and reflecting on what I did right and what I did wrong in this year’s vegetable garden. With the hot days of summer on us, our vegetable garden is beginning to wind down. From the look of things, it appears that we did a lot […]

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Wooden Garden Sign made with a Dremel

July 10, 2014
wooden garden sign

Gosh, folks! It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but we’ve been super busy with the garden. We’ve been taking tomatoes out by the bucketfuls, and everything else is producing equally well. I’ve been cooking, canning, and freezing as much as I can, and we’ve also been sharing with friends and family. Leo and I […]

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Outdoor Dining Area in the Garden

June 26, 2014
outdoor dining area in the garden

It seems like it’s been forever since I showed you the new wooden fence panels  that we placed in the garden. We put them up in March with the intention of creating an outdoor dining area, I’m happy to say that we’ve finished with that project. Before we could create this outdoor dining area, we had to […]

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All Things Creative-Patriotic Edition

June 24, 2014
All Things Patriotic

Welcome to the All Things Creative Party-the Patriotic Edition! Here we are near the end of June, and our thoughts are turning to how we’re gonna celebrate America’s birthday. Here at the Crossroads, we’re ready with our patriotic fans and our flag flying high. We love our country and are proud to display it. We […]

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Feature-How I Found My Style

June 22, 2014
Jane from Cottage at the Crossroads

Sweet Pamela from the blog From My Front Porch to Yours is featuring me today as part of her “How I Found My Style Sundays” so hop on over there to read a few tips on cottage decorating. Have a great Sunday, everybody! We were blessed with rain yesterday so I don’t have to spend […]

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